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Cuccioli joins 'Spider-Man' musical cast

July 12, 2012 at 10:24 PM   |   Comments

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NEW YORK, July 12 (UPI) -- Robert Cuccioli is taking over the role of Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin in Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," producers said.

The actor is best known for his Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle-winning and Tony-nominated performance in another dual, the title characters in "Jekyll and Hyde."

He is to join the cast of "Turn Off the Dark" Aug. 7 at the Foxwoods Theatre.

Patrick Page, who originated the role of Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin, will play his final performance Aug. 5. He is leaving to star in the Roundabout Theatre Company's upcoming production of "Cyrano De Bergerac."

"There aren't a lot of actors out there who can pull off utterly likable and totally terrifying at the same time, and so we feel extremely lucky that the great Robert Cuccioli has agreed to take on this role," "Turn Off the Dark" producers Michael Cohl and Jeremiah J. Harris said in a statement Wednesday. "Of course, this announcement is bittersweet for all of us, because throughout the extraordinary history of 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,' Patrick Page has been there every step of the way -- as a mentor, cheerleader, spokesperson, company leader and consummate performer. We are, of course, sorry to see him go, but will all be cheering him on in 'Cyrano.'"

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